The Environmental Protection Agency is fighting back—but many called it the wrong move.
In the Sept. 3 report, AP reported that 13 “Superfund” sites—designated by the EPA as some of America’s most toxic places—were under water in Houston flooding. The article claimed that reporters had been able to access the sites by boat and on foot, even though the EPA was still offsite.
AP journalists used a boat to document the condition of one flooded Houston-area Superfund site, but accessed others with a vehicle or on foot. The EPA did not respond to questions about why its personnel had not yet been able to do so.